BESTSELLERS

HOT PURSUIT by Stuart Woods

VERDICT: SKIP IT
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: April 7, 2015
Once again, tossing Stone (Paris Match, 2014, etc.) into international intrigue produces a kind of negative image of James Bond, with a lot less menace, action and suspense, and a lot more bling.Read full book review >
THE WICKED WILL RISE  by Danielle Paige
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 31, 2015
Readers who liked Volume 1 will be perfectly happy waiting with this sequel for the series climax. (Dystopian fantasy. 12 & up)Read full book review >

I WISH YOU MORE by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

VERDICT: SKIP IT
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2015
Although the love comes shining through, the text often confuses in straining for patterned simplicity. (Picture book. 5-8)Read full book review >
UNFORGETTABLE by Scott Simon
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 31, 2015
A charming tribute to a remarkable woman and the bond between mother and son. Read full book review >
BETWEEN YOU & ME by Mary Norris
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 6, 2015
A funny book for any serious reader. Read full book review >

SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED by Jon Ronson
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Released: March 31, 2015
Another intriguing journey from Ronson, who notes that our social media dark side grows ever darker when we believe we're superior to others—and anonymous. Read full book review >
IN DEFENSE OF A LIBERAL EDUCATION by Fareed Zakaria
CURRENT AFFAIRS
Released: March 30, 2015
A passionate appeal, for Americans in particular and the world at large, to rethink the benefits of a well-rounded, general education. Read full book review >
THE HARDER THEY COME by T.C. Boyle

VERDICT: BORROW IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 30, 2015
Boyle's vision and ambition remain compelling, though his characters here seem like plot devices. Read full book review >
AT THE WATER'S EDGE by Sara Gruen

VERDICT: SKIP IT
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 31, 2015
At heart, this is an unlikely romance novel. A little too unlikely. Read full book review >
THE PATRIOT THREAT by Steve Berry

VERDICT: BORROW IT
THRILLERS
Released: March 31, 2015
Another page-turning thriller blending history, speculation and fast-paced action. Read full book review >
THE ISLAND OF DR. LIBRIS by Chris Grabenstein
CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: March 24, 2015
Readers will wish their summers were so eventful. (Adventure. 9-13)Read full book review >
BECOMING STEVE JOBS by Brent Schlender
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 24, 2015
Less truly revelatory and more just a difference in tone and spirit than previous accounts. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >